Wilkins, John, A discovery of a new world : or a discourse tending to prove, that 'tis probable there may be another Habitable World in the Moon ; with a discourse concerning the Probability of a Passage thither; unto which is added, a discourse concerning a New Planet, tending to prove, that 'tis probable our earth is one of the Planets

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That the Earth may be a Planet.
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            being meant only of this habitable World,
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            the Earth.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">I anſwer: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Firſt, This is only ſaid, not
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            proved. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Secondly, David, but a little be-
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            fore, ſeems to make a difference between the
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            World and the Earth, Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">90. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">where he
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            ſays, Before thou hadſt formed the Earth and
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            the V Vorld. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But, thirdly, in another place,
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            there is the ſame original word applied ex-
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            preſly to the Heavens; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and which is yet
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            more, the ſame place does likewiſe mention
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            this ſuppoſed ſetledneſs of the Earth; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Prov.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">19. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">The Lord by Wiſdom hath founded the
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            Earth: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and by Underſtanding, bath be eſtabliſhed
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            the Heavens. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So that theſe places can no
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            more prove an immobility in the Earth than
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            in the Heavens.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">If you yet reply, That by the Heavens
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            there, is meant the Seat of the Bleſſed, which
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            does not move with the reſt.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">I anſwer: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Tho by ſuch an evaſion, a Man
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            might poſſibly avoid the force of this place:
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">yet, firſt, ’tis but a groundleſs ſhift: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">becauſe
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            then, that Verſe will not contain a full enu-
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            meration of the parts in the World, as may
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            ſeem more agreeable to the intention of it; </s>
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            but only ſhew, that God created this Earth
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            where we live, and the Heaven of Heavens. </s>
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            So that the Heaven of the Stars and Planets,
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            ſhall be ſhifted out from the number of the
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            other Creatures. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Secondly, There is ano-
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            ther place which cannot be ſo avoided,
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            Pſal. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">89. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">37. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">where the Pſalmiſt uſes this
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            expreſſion, ןרב’, It ſhall be eſtabliſhed as the</s>
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